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Plots, pixels, and partnerships: prospects for mapping, monitoring and modeling biodiversity.Author(s): H. Gyde Lund; Victor A. Rudis; Kenneth W. Stolte
Source: Forest biodiversity research, monitoring and modeling: Conceptual background and Old World case studies. Man and the Biosphere Series Volume 20. Paris, France: UNESCO and Pearl River, NY and Carnforth, Lancashire, UK: Parthenon Publishing Group: 79-99.
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DescriptionMany biodiversity inventories are conducted in relatively small areas, yet information is needed at the national, regional, and global levels.Most nations have forest inventory plot networks.While forest inventories may not contain the detailed species information that biodiversity inventories do, the forest inventory plot networks do represent large areas.Linkages can be developed among plot networks and extrapolated through remote sensing.A first step is to locate resource inventory and remote sensing information.A second step is to obtain and make use of information.This may require the formation of linkages and partnerships among data sets and data collectors.
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CitationLund, H. Gyde; Rudis, Victor A.; Stolte, Kenneth W. 1998. Plots, pixels, and partnerships: prospects for mapping, monitoring and modeling biodiversity. Forest biodiversity research, monitoring and modeling: Conceptual background and Old World case studies. Man and the Biosphere Series Volume 20. Paris, France: UNESCO and Pearl River, NY and Carnforth, Lancashire, UK: Parthenon Publishing Group: 79-99.
- How is FIA helping other countries monitor their forests?
- Maintaining the confidentiality of plot locations by exploiting the low sensitivity of forest structure models to different spectral extraction kernels
- Probability- and model-based approaches to inference for proportion forest using satellite imagery as ancillary data
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